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it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close, and that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday, and then of cour
was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. his biographer. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her, that she would have accessed his information with his approval or unbeknownest to him? >> i know the two kept in touch. i've worked with paula professionally as well. i've reached out to her several times today and haven't gotten a response, but we know they continue to talk frequently. >> all right. thank you very much. suzanne's going to stay with us and just to let our viewers know, paula broadwell has been a regular guest on
classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down as the cia director last friday but questions remain about whether his once secret lover knew information she should not have known. prince, consider paula broadwell's comments during a speech in denver last month during which she spoke about the attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had actually taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner they think the attack on the consulate was to try to get these prisoners back. it's still being vetted. >> shepard: the cia spokesperson today said that did not happen. any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless. we're also now learning when this whole scandal began. this morning, a former top aide said the actual affair started last year. just two months after general petraeus
biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified ma
she received from another woman. that woman was paula broadwell who wrote petraeus's biography. she said she used to jog with the general while he was leading the war in afghanistan. they got to know each other. the fbi checked petraeus's e-mail accounts and said they had not been compromised. petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it is unclear if broadwell has been questioned. i want to bring in joel kelly, her husband released this statement earlier today. this is the statement. it says, "we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." we are also now learning that paula broadwell revealed information regarding the investigation of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, li a libya. a video of her speaking in denver has now surface odd youtube. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, about the the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get the
pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she's getting new information on paula broadwell. what are you learning, barbara? >> wolf, some really stunning new information. cnn has learned from two u.s. officials that paula broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. she is a serving reservist, if you will, with the u.s. army, a military intelligence analyst. as such, she would at least have a secret level security clearance. we are now told that security clearance suspended pending the outcome of several investigations. we went to the army to ask them for an official response. they will not say anything except the following. and let me read it to you. "appropriate actions with regard to this officer's clearance and access have been taken." the statement goes onto say "the army has been cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities in this matter. and those actions are ongoing." wolf, you will recall a couple of days ago the fbi went to broadwell's home. we all saw the video of fbi agents taking away boxes of material, computers. the discussion centering around what kind of c
security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. here is how she described her mentor to fox's tom sullivan in january. >> everybody says oh, this man is a military genius. this man is seen doing things that nobody else has ever done before. true? >> he is quite a genius. because i think he is able to balance so many different levels of thinking. i don't think all seen ror military officers do. there are many others who do but i don't think all officers have the
of this started because paula broadwell sent anonymous e-mails to kelly. it's like cat ties stuff, phrases who do you think you are? you parade around the base. you need to take it down a notch. none of them reportedly referenced violence but the f.b.i. launched a full investigation. now one of the most decorated military leaders in our history has been removed as the head the c.i.a. essentially he has been silenced days before he was scheduled to testify before congressional investigators. even more concerning, all of this unfolded before the election but we, you, were not told about until president obama was declared victorious. speaking of the white house they are peddling the farfetched story that the president wasn't informed about the petraeus affair until after the election day. >> this investigation has been going on for months. how is it that the white house didn't have any idea of this until the day the election and congress a few days later? >> i would refer you to the f.b.i. they have, as i understand it, protocols in place when they notify the legislative executive branches of the in
.i.a. resources were used to facilitate the alleged affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. is already concluded that the former director was not the source of the classified information found on her computer. however, if anything improper is found during the course of the c.i.a. investigation, it will be dealt with accordingly, shep. >> shep: what more do we know about the closed door hearing today? >> well, the classified hearings were closed to the public and they lasted several hours with some democrats saying after that the sessions were constructive, but puts to rest reports, including comments by the former c.i.a. director's biographer that, the the attack was an effort to free prisoners held. >> i have no information that any of that occurred whatsoever. that there were people being held. >> fox news has also told there were heated exchanges over the so-called benghazi talking points that suggested the attack was a demonstration that spun out of control. fox news has told neither the director of national intelligence, james clapper, nor mike morell, knew
and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearly a year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. here is how she described her mentor to fox's tom sullivan in january. >> everybody says oh, this man is a military genius. this man is seen doing things that nobody else has ever done before. true? >> he is quite a genius. because i think he is able to balance so many different levels of thinking. i don't think all seen ror military officers do. there are many others who do but i don't think all officers have the skill. >> the f.b.i. became aware that the c.i.a. director mistress was sending harassing e-mails from several dummy accounts to this woman. jill kelly. petraeus family friend who lived in tampa, florida. kelly's family spent holidays with david petraeus and his wife holly. the f.b.i. became concerned an a
an admonition to, quote, back off, came from paula broadwell. while combing through broadwell's e-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing som
a report-- the only paula broadwell question i have -- two of them, actually. was this cia annex a detention, interrogation site as she suggested? she seemed confident when she said it. >> well, i tell you, everything you said about general petraeus is true. we were losing in iraq, he turned it around. he got us back on good footing in afghanistan that i think the president has made poor decisions on iraq and afghanistan, in spite of great military leadership. but general petraeus supposedly told the house intelligence and senate intelligence committee a couple of days after the attack, he thought it was the result of a radio. he needs to testify. secretary clinton needs to testify. august 15, ambassador stevens sent a cable from libya to the state department, to secretary clinton saying, we have identified 10 militia groups associated with al qaeda in benghazi, they are all over the place. if there is a coordinated attack, we can't defend the consulate. so she needs to account for why she did not grant the security request. we need to hear from all of these people. the way the c
easy access to part of the military base. but paula broadwell, a lieutenant colonel in the army reserves got her security clearance suspended. and the fbi agent who helped launch the investigation into the scandal, frederick humphreys ii, a veteran counter terrorism investigator. the former senior adviser to president reagan, pat buchanan joins us. rush limbaugh said this is different than watergate. >> as a basic issue, yes it is. watergate was about a bunch of guys, going over to the watergate offices to plug the phone of larry o'brian. criminal activity, yes. but petty compared to a terrorist attack that kill an american ambassador and two navy seals and a diplomat. people who were begging for security and begging for help out there for months. >> greta: i think the important point to make that is people just want facts. they want information. and that's what has been so profoundly difficult to get. there are not necessarily, you can't make any accusations because they can't get the facts. >> let's take a look at what the president said. susan rice, we sent her out there. she
. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he p
in an extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is his biographer. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan interviewing him for the book she co-wrote about him. it's not clear whether broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus has admitted to having this affair that led to this resignation. the official says that the fbi counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a potential security risk, whether petraeus could possibly be blackmailed. the official tells cnn there was no suggestion the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing, but the concern, rather, was that he might be putting himself in a vulnerable position. >> we know that a lot of the questions from online that i've read, some of the comments on, there's questions about the timing. let's start with what it comes after, the presidential election. what if we found out about that connection, if any, and why this comes just days after the election? >> reporter: well, that's a great question and i think a lot of those questions will be thrown at the white house, and they hav
uncovered by an fbi investigation into a series of e-mails sent by his biographer, paula broadwell, who was accused of sending harassing e-mails to another woman. that sparks an investigation that revealed her secret relationship with petraeus. but after looking at a recent speech she gave on the death of four americans in libya, people started wondering whether she and petraeus had shared any classified intel and whether she inadvertently spilled some of those secrets during her remarks. bill gross joins us live, what's your impression of this situation as it's playing out? >> well, it's certainly a very interesting situation, as you say. there's a joke going around on twitter that the french intelligence director resigned because he doesn't have an affair for six months. so the idea that an extramarital affair in itself would bring down the cia director is very isn't in my mind. there has to be more to the story. my guess is it has to do with internal cia politics. the agency's known to be using intelligence information to settle scores, or it could be related to the benghazi scandal.
david petraeus. the fbi is investigating whether the general's mistress, paula broadwell, may have revealed classified information, information she only had because of her relationship with the general. that is the question they're asking. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum in "america's newsroom.". >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. that information may contradict information that general petraeus gave to congress just days later. martha: doug luzader joins us live with this report from washington. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning, guys. at a very basic level this is the store of an affair between general david petraeus and his biographer paula broad well. it gets complicated. there may be national security implication including into the broad investigation into the consulate in benghazi on september 11th. there is no question she would have had prime access to one. key players. she made a couple of public appearances to talk about that. that was at the university of denver, her alma mater last month where she spoke about the benghazi attack. this was
there is an ongoing leak investigation, which is why fbi agents were searching paula broadwell's home. so he's left himself some room there. he mentioned the protocols and withholding judgment. what he's referencing is a 2007 attorney general memo that talks about communications between the white house and the justice department on criminal investigations. that they're supposed to be between the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, with the white house counsel, and the deputy white house counsel. we don't know those communications take place and, by the way, this memo, says the most important thing is that there should be no inhibition to those communications when it affects national security or espionage. which means if somebody was hiding behind this memo to not tell the white house, they probably were wrong. and i think the president is waiting -- withholding judgment, but likely they should have told him. >> all right, everybody stand by. because there is a lot more to do, to discuss including the president, what i thought the president's very generous comments to mitt romney, his
of the charlotte, north carolina, house where paula broadwell lives with her husband. she spent a year with david petraeus writing the biography, all in. she is a 40-year-old graduate of u.s. military academy. an army reserve officer. she is married with two young sons. martha: petraeus's resignation raises a flood of questions about the intel community, the timing of this announcement and the investigation into benghazi. just a couple minutes we'll be joined live by former cia director michael hayden and get his take on this situation. the general joins us coming up. gregg: growing frustrations among victims of hurricane sandy. 150,000 folks still without any power in new york and new jersey and emotions to say the least beginning to boil over. in long island, people who suffered without any power for almost two weeks now told by the local utility company, get this, fill out your forms online. kind of hard to do without any power. molly line is live on staten island, one of the hardest hit areas from the storm. molly, what is the latest with staten island residents getting help? >> reporter: you
had the affair with, paula broadwell that served as active duty captain. was promoting lieutenant colonel. she has taught international security and research associate at harvard's center for public leadership. in her early life she was valedictorian and homecoming queen. two meant back in 2006 when he spoke at harvard and later with his cooperation she begin a doctoral dissertation that included a ks study of petraeus's leadership which resulted in a book on his career. >> heather: his resignation comes days before he was set to meet with lawmakers about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. at this trial we understand he will no longer take part in the discussion. what does it mean for the investigation moving forward? tune in tomorrow for a fox news exclusive. california senator dianne feinstein weighs in his resignation. she oversees the nation 16 intelligence agencies. >> gregg: another major story we're following this hour, slow pace of storm recovery efforts in the northeast. 12 days after sandy, some residents saying they are not receiving any help from fema or even the re
petraeus had an affair with is paula broadwell, who wrote a biography on petraeus, called "all in." their relationship was uncovered by the fbi, during an investigation unrelated to this matter. miss broadwell was interviewed on this very program in march. >> i love david petraeus. how well did you get to know him? >> pretty l. i spent 3 years, that started as my dissertation and became a book. i was imbedded into the headquarters and followed him around and gathered strategic information. >> >> pretty amazing. >> the time is garnering a lot of attention. we are only a few short days removed from the presidential election and we are days away from explosive closed-door hearings, related to the benghazi coverup. petraeus was among the group of high-level government officials slated to appear before the house and the senate intelligence committees. but fox news has confirmed, petraeus will no longer be in attendance next week. what impact will this have on the inquiry into the benghazi terror attack? joining me with the answer to that question and more is someone at the forefront of
.b.i. was part of the investigation. the extramarital atary we're told was with a paula broadwell seen in this picture, traveling with david petraeus. she was actually a biographer. wrote a book about petraeus and revealed she was having this affair. he was having this affair with her in the course of an investigation. f.b.i. was investigating a broader case unrelated to their affair. in the course of the investigation, broadwell's name came up and the f.b.i. followed that and believed that possibly petraeus was some sort of victim of blackmail. could have been a security breach. there was no evidence of that and f.b.i. was involved from the beginning. the president accepted david petraeus' resignation and it to testify ins before benghazi hearings up on capitol hill. we're told he will not testify. he could be compelled to testify. let's bring in panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." charles lane, opinion writer for ""washington post" post." syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve? >> well, this raises many, many questions. when did the f.b.i. first learn of the affair? wh
he may be referring to is this press blizzard against paula broadwell saying she sent all these threatening e-mails to all kinds of people. and i happen to know that gen. petraeus has been e-mailing members of the press with various stories, and you see it show up as a friend of petraeus or a family friend. and a lot of this is very self-serving. also at the same time when it comes to the press, you see these stories about the fbi investigation, why it took so long. oh, my god, it took months to figure out that someone was e-mailing someone? this is something that's done in about a half-hour. >> especially something this serious. i'm running out of time. i don'tcanning -- congressman, t question. we don't know where the president was during the attack, and why he flew out to vegas the next day, why afterwards he couldn't acknowledge it was a fair or attack. and if he knew about petraeus, what if he lied to the american people, which i contend on libya he did? what does it mean. >> it means he misled the american people and mess led the world. he can't have it both ways. >>
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